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Offline typo

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Need advice replacing one TOPRE RGB LED.
« on: Tue, 02 July 2019, 22:54:31 »
One TOPRE RGB LED  is bad. Can someone please link me the part? Is it SMD? How do you take it apart and retain all the springs in place? So I do not have to put every one back if possible. I see no reason to buy a R2(same exact board) for $300 when I am perfectly capable of replacing the LED. f someone is kind enough to answer those few questions. Maybe I can fix the LED though?  On White it is Pink and on Green it is out. So I am assuming the Green segment is dead. I am kind of doubting it is just solder. It must be a bad LED. Thank you

Offline typo

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Re: Need advice replacing one TOPRE RGB LED.
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 03 July 2019, 10:10:08 »
Could not wait. It is already repaired. With a donor LED from another board. It is fine.

Offline MAR82

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Re: Need advice replacing one TOPRE RGB LED.
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 09:39:14 »
I have a friend that I'm trying to help (online) with somewhat of the same issue. Can you please provide some more info on the fix so I can try to help him out.
It seems that one of his blue LEDs is out and is making others next to it stay on even when the PC is off.

What kind of LED does the Topre RGB use and how easy was it to change (I'm not sure how comfortable he is with electronics, soldering, and taking a Topre board apart)

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Re: Need advice replacing one TOPRE RGB LED.
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 04 August 2019, 19:17:11 »
Sorry, I missed this. It was very difficult. Skill level 5 out of 5. So now the controller went bad. I cannot fix it without a schematic which Topre will not supply me. I purchased another board. since I have so much money into this board and it is my favorite one. I have a one of a kind anodized titanium case, paracord,silencers,GMK caps from 3 sets. It is just a bummer that the same board is twice the price now. They are now asking even more for the original(Seasonic). Ridiculous. However, with the silencers and GMK's it Thwacks instead of Pings like a right proper Topre should. Plus the more rigid case and it's acoustic properties may have something to do with it too. I am not sure. My back plate is also painted black so with the GMK's on high there is very little light out the sides and none out the top. I like it this way. Of course I would not recommend anyone spend the(undisclosed) amount I have. I am sure you can do all this for much less. If these boards only last a few years though that kind of sucks. I am kind of "locked" into it now, it being my favorite and after what I have spent. It is by far my most expensive board right now. No pictures right now as it is currently in many pieces. Plus I am not sure if this site hosts pics any longer?

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Re: Need advice replacing one TOPRE RGB LED.
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 04 August 2019, 20:43:30 »
Well, I just managed to fix the controller! I never fail to impress myself even :)
Unfortunately now I have 2 of them. I guess all I have into it I have a backup. I bought with no returns Since the place had free overnight shipping. Duh.

Offline Tempest790

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Re: Need advice replacing one TOPRE RGB LED.
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 06 August 2019, 21:50:55 »
One of my LED's colors went out on the 6 key awhile back, so I have the same problem.  I just left it alone though.  Love the keyboard too.